Respite Care is for caregivers who need a break from caring for an elderly dependent (or other terminally ill loved one). It is designed to allow caregivers to take a vacation or just time to themselves and can last for a weekend up to about two weeks.
A person may either be admitted to a respite care facility or have a respite care worker stay with the loved one at home as a temporary living arrangement.
Complete Guide to Respite Care (PDF Format)
An complete 19 page guide to respite care distributed by the Alzheimer’s Association. Includes details on different types of respite care and information on how to choose the right respite care for you.
Information on the types of respite care and how to use them provided by the Alzheimer's Association.
Find Respite Care Programs
Find respite care providers and programs through the National Respite Network.
You can also contact your Local Agency for Aging to find respite services available in your area.